Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What You Get With Froyo

I was happy when my Droid Incredible updated to Android 2.2, but I didn’t realize how happy I was until today when Verizon sent an e-mail listing all the new features.

  • Improved Web browsing with pre-installed Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for Android.
  • Support for 720p video recording.
  • Transfer data faster with 801.11n Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • Easily switch between the eight most recent applications.
  • Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of
    JavaScript heavy pages.
  • With Android 2.2, you can rotate your screen 270 degrees --either to the left or to the right when moving from portrait to landscape mode to work with apps in more directions.
  • A new Mail Stream widget increases ease of use.
  • Text Message Widget.
    The new text message widget offers fast access to your messages from the home screen with a quick swipe. Scroll up and down through the list of all your text conversations in one screen. Keep the conversation going, faster.
  • Automatic app updates.
    Always have the latest versions of the applications you’ve
    downloaded with automatically updated Android Market™ apps.
    And you can choose to store applications in your device’s memory or on a storage card for more capacity.
  • Play Visual Voicemail messages through speakers when connected to Bluetooth® car kit.
  • Keep track of music with organized Music Player application.
  • Updated People application to accommodate contacts with
    Facebook accounts.
  • Access Corporate Directory information on Microsoft® Exchange.
  • Save new contacts with “Save to People” option for Visual Voicemail.
  • Call a number back immediately from text messages.
  • Improved CityID application.
  • Updated software changes provide improved security.
  • Improved battery life.
  • Manage Contacts more efficiently with updated contact details.
  • Instantly know the strength of your signal with improved
    signal display.
  • Connect to Visual Voicemail when Wi-Fi is enabled.
  • Easily move between Today view and Agenda view in the
    Calendar application.
  • Additional support for Backup Assistant PIN retrieval for
    new accounts.

So far I’ve been very happy.  The only negative I’ve experienced is that the number pad that pops up in-call (when trying to input passwords or interface with on-line menu systems) will not accept input.  This is a fairly substantial problem that I hope to remedy soon.  I can’t find anyone else experiencing this, so I’m wondering what the hell is up.

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